Lark Cask Strength Small Cask Aged 2015 Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky - Historic

Lark Cask Strength Small Cask Aged 2015 Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky - Historic

$425 AUD

58% ABV 500 ml

Bottled in 2015, this is the original version of this classic Lark expression now so difficult to find.

Tasting Notes

Very deep, polished copper / mahogany appearance. A quality brandy like sniff with an intense bouquet of dried apricot and fig followed by a delightful array of sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla) Exposure teases out dried grass and hints of mixed grain and woodshed. A terrific nose. Amazing balance is evident from the creamy entry, following through with delicious gently bittersweet cocoa, date and honeyed cereal flavours. Lozenge and vanilla reverberate with surprising length. What a whisky! A hedonistic effort from Larks that will take you by surprise. 96 points (Nick’s Wines)

This product is located in Australia.

Distillery

Lark Distillery

Mention Tasmanian whisky and the name Lark immediately comes to mind. After all, the Lark family have been at it since 1992 and although ownership has changed and Bill Lark’s involvement is more ambassadorial than hands on, the brand still carries tremendous weight in the world’s whisky halls. The fact is that many more people have heard of Lark than have sampled the whisky and as evidence of that there were for a spell no new expressions of Lark available.  And so, whilst that was a tribute to Bill Lark and the team, it was also frustrating for the many Lark enthusiasts and the inevitable deprivation visited upon them by this distillery with no (mature) whisky!

Under new ownership that frustration is being addressed by the Lark product taking on a rather different character which is leading to higher volume, wider distribution and presumably lower prices.

We wish the new-look Lark well, but as true friends of the original Lark and its followers, we herewith provide a unique selection of dearly departed Lark expressions whose scarcity is on an ever-upwards trajectory. We also offer carefully selected independent bottlings of early Lark, most notably under the Heartwood label.